The Seneca County Republican Central Committee will fill the county commissioner vacancy on Mon. July 29 at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to the public, and will be held at North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St., Tiffin. If there are more than ten candidates for the vacancy, five finalists will be selected on July 29, and the final selection will be made on Mon. August 5 at the same time and location.

Applicants must be registered voters in Seneca County and members of the Republican Party. Resumes and cover letters must be received at P. O. Box 223, Tiffin, Ohio 44883-0223 by July 15. They may also be emailed to . A list of committee members is available from the same address or the Board of Elections. The committee has 47 members.

The process is in section 305.02 of the Ohio Revised Code and Section F of the committee bylaws.

The appointment is for the unexpired term of Holly Stacy, who is resigning effective July 19. There will be no special election. The election for the full term will be in November, 2020, with a filing deadline in December, 2019.

There are five declared candidates so far. Alphabetically, they are Jim Cline, Bill Frankart, Charlie Palmer, Tony Paradiso, and Bill Schultz. They and any other applicants will have the opportunity to meet committee members and the public at the Republican tent at the Seneca County Fair, July 22-28. They will also be invited to speak briefly at the monthly Republican luncheon, which is open to the public and press. It is Wed. July 10 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the back room of Fort Ball Pizza, 91 N. Washington St., Tiffin.

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CONTACT: Chairman David W. Koehl, , 419-447-7205

Secretary Deb Wilkinson, , 419-447-7909

Contact information for the candidates is available upon request.

AuthorNathan Somers